Renault Espace becomes an SUV, the new generation makes its debut


The Renault Espace is a new model. returned as an SUV able to accommodate up to 7 passengers depending on the configuration chosen. The new model will be; offered exclusively with a 200 HP Full Hybrid engine. The new Renault Espace will be; available in the Techno, Esprit Alpine and Iconic trims.

For the moment, the prices for the Italian market have not yet been communicated. Orders will start from April, while deliveries will start next autumn.


New Renault Espace size4,722mm long x 1,843mm wide x 1,645mm high, with a wheelbase of 2,738mm. The new model is, therefore, 14 cm longer. short of the previous Espace but more; 21 cm longer than the Renault Austral. In the 5-seater version, the capacity is increased. of the boot reaches 777 liters (159 liters in the 7-seater one). Folding down the rear seat backrests Is it possible to have an ability to of 1,818 litres.

The design has several similarities to that of the Renault Austral, especially at the front end. Behind, however, the forms are more; squared off to accommodate the third row of seats. 19 and 20 inch wheels are available. The SUV can It can also be equipped with a large panoramic glass roof of 1.33m which makes it possible to make it much more comfortable; the passenger compartment is bright, giving a greater feeling of space.

And speaking of the interior, the French brand says that second row passengers can have 321 mm of legroom. In the third row, however, the space is reduced to 128 mm. Access to the third row is limited. been simplified by the possibility; to be able to advance the second row by 260 mm. All passengers can have a convenient USB-C socket.

The interior design reflects what already exists; seen in the latest models of the French brand. Therefore, we find a 12.3-inch panel for the digital instrumentation and a 12-inch vertical touch display for the infotainment system. In particular, the infotainment system can rely on the OpenR Link platform with Android Automotive. This means that it will be possible to access applications such as Google Maps and Google Assistant. Obviously, the compatibilities cannot be missing; with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. There is support for OTA updates. I will not miss not even a Head-Up-Display.

It should be noted that on the Iconic and Esprit Alpine versions, the new Espace offers 4Control Advanced as standard, which means; the rear axle steering (5 degrees).


New Renault Espace will be; proposed with a hybrid powertraincomposed of a 96 kW (130 HP) 1.2-litre 3-cylinder turbo petrol engine with 205 Nm of torque combined with two electric motors. The first from 50 kW (70 HP) with 205 Nm of torque powered by a 2 kWh battery that offers traction to the wheels and the second with generator function. The total system power reaches 200 HP. The whole is combined with a multi-mode automatic transmission equipped with two ratios for the electric motor and four for the internal combustion engine.

The speed is 100%. The maximum speed reaches 180 km/h, while it takes 8.8 seconds to go from 0 to 100 km/h. Renault declares fuel consumption of 4.6 l/100 km in the WLTP cycle and emissions of 104-111 g/km of CO2 (WLTP). Already; As standard, the SUV offers a package with the main driver assistance systems. However, from the Iconic version it is; It is possible to have Active Driver Assist with Highway Assist, Traffic Jam Assist and Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop&Go function.

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